About

Mission

MAAP’s mission is to create an inclusive environment for the Metro Atlanta LGBTQ+ community that allows for professional development through networking, high-quality events, training, mentoring and education.

History

The Metro Atlanta Association of Professionals (MAAP) was launched in May 1992 as the Atlanta Executive Network (AEN) by a committee of 15 individuals, led by founding president Allen Jones, who believed that gay and lesbian business professionals had much to offer each other and the community.

They believed that building a network of professionals focusing on the unique gifts of the individual rather than sexual orientation would empower both the organization’s members and the Atlanta LGBT community. By creating a forum in which we could learn from and support each other, AEN would improve the businesses and professional lives of its members, as well as harnessing the power of collective economic resources to combat negative stereotypes and work towards ending employment discrimination.

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MAAP Board of Directors & Volunteers

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Joshua D. Lorenz

Joshua D. Lorenz

President & CEO
Aadithya Prem

Aadithya Prem

Communications Coordinator
Adam Marlowe

Adam Marlowe

Board Member At-Large
Anup Chandora

Anup Chandora

Creative Director
August Wogsland

August Wogsland

Director, Data & Analytics
Bill Byrne

Bill Byrne

Board Advisor
Brian Ballard

Brian Ballard

Social Media Director
Brit Kirkland

Brit Kirkland

Content Coordinator
George Carlton

George Carlton

Marketing Director
Geri Trainor

Geri Trainor

Board Member At-Large
Guillermo Gonzalez

Guillermo Gonzalez

Pride in Tech Coordinator
Jennifer Dennis

Jennifer Dennis

Membership Coordinator
Josh Williams

Josh Williams

Board Member At-Large
Travis N. Hampton

Travis N. Hampton

Membership Director
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